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A new and unique combination that provides a front suspension along with dynamic steering unique to new model vehicles is being released by Volvo Trucks. This new feature is designed to provide precision steering along with an exceptional road experience. Long Haul Segment Manager of Volvo Diesel Trucks, Kristin Signert reports, “The individual front suspension gives perfect roadholding and the comfort offered by Volvo Dynamic Steering translates not just into an improved working environment but also a reduced risk of working injuries for the driver.”

At the end of a long workday, the difference is quite noticeable. Drivers notice much more stability with their vehicle and with smoother and lighter steering, it is likely that Volvo is going to stand out quite dramatically with this class of vehicles. An individual front suspension results in the front wheels of the vehicle not moving in relation to one another and this is the reason for the better driveability along with a new and improved rack and pinion steering. The productivity and distance that can be achieved by a driver will be increased greatly thanks to Volvo’s new releases. Drivers will be able to do their job much more comfortably and much more efficiently.

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Independent Front Suspension Features

-Immediate movements thanks to rack and pinion steering inclusion

-A more comfortable suspension on diesel trucks due to newly designed cross-members which allow air absorption and better movement control

-Wheels can move more independently of one another

Dynamic Steering Features

-Newly designed system features steering gear linked to steering shaft

-Hydraulic power steering provides power to the wheel’s

-Electric motor provides power at both high and low speeds; automatically regulating speed

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Drivers of diesel trucks can expect that any typical road issues they had before, will be changed forever with these new developments from Volvo. For example, unexpected steering wheel movement and rough driving will be a thing of the past. The drive becomes a much more relaxed experience and for drivers who are spending long hours and long days behind the wheel, on the road, these small changes will make a world of difference at the end of the day. Currently, these options can be included in the Volvo FH and Volvo FH16 vehicle models.